Ringstead Mill - Norfolk
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
N 52° 55.908 E 000° 32.064
31U E 334286 N 5867529
Quick Description: A former windmill that ground flour, now a holiday home, minus the sails.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/17/2008 11:44:22 AM
Waymark Code: WM3TNZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member montythemule
Views: 17

Long Description:
Ringstead towermill was a six storey tarred brick that once had six sails, which was quite unusual for Norfolk.
The mill was built c.1850 and had a boat shaped cap and a stage on the second floor.
It stood at the end of a track some ¾ mile north of the village along with a cottage and outbuildings.

Greenwood's map of 1834 shows two adjacent postmills at Ringstead the former was advertised for sale and removal before Henry L'Strange Styleman le Strange built a towermill on the same site c.1840. It was reputed that the postmill was moved about 2 miles east to Beacon Hill in Thornham, although up until 1863 the Rate Book in Thornham only records John Crane as owning one mill in Staithe Road but by that year both mills were there.

details taken from www.norfolkmills.co.uk


see link ;http://www.norfolkmills.co.uk/Windmills/ringstead-towermill.html
Date of Manufacture: 01/01/1850

Purpose: Milling

Is This Windmill Functional?: No

Open to the public: Not Listed

Windmill Farm: Not Listed

Cost: Not Listed

Museum on Site: Not Listed

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